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Sweet potatoes contain a compound called chlorogenic acid and also contain iron compounds.  When diced, the surface gets exposed to oxygen in the air and it reacts with the acid and iron to form the dark spots.

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8 hours ago, MickinMD said:

Sweet potatoes contain a compound called chlorogenic acid and also contain iron compounds.  When diced, the surface gets exposed to oxygen in the air and it reacts with the acid and iron to form the dark spots.

Mark as solution to question...........Chemists.

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10 hours ago, MickinMD said:

Sweet potatoes contain a compound called chlorogenic acid and also contain iron compounds.  When diced, the surface gets exposed to oxygen in the air and it reacts with the acid and iron to form the dark spots...

...which are poisonous and we're ALL GONNA DIE!!! :frantics:

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